18 April 2011
Court’s Opinion for the Upcoming Izmir Conference
The European Court of Human Rights has issued an ‘Opinion’ in the run-up to the Izmir conference on the reforms of the European system of human rights protection. The Court emphasizes that human rights should first and foremost be ensured at the national level. However, based on the principle of subsidiarity, the Court also refers to a ‘shared responsibility for human rights’.